Denville Mayor, Enviro Group, Win Award by Morris County Parks Alliance

Denville Mayor Tom Andres

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Denville Mayor Thomas Andres and the Denville Protect Our Wetlands, Waters and Woods organization (POWWW) were awarded this week by The Morris Park Alliance at the group's Community Recognition Awards presentation.

Andres won the "outstanding public official" award and the POWWW won the Environmental/Conservation Award. The Alliance awards "recognize outstanding efforts in parks, recreation and conservation by Morris County communities and non-profit organizations."

Categories include program, facility, elected official, and support organization. The awards were presented Oct. 12, at the Haggerty Education Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.

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Nominees were judged on significant support, ability to be an example to others, uniqueness, challenges overcome, community appeal, and/or exceptional efforts. Other award winners:

  • Chester Trails, Outstanding Support Organization;
  • SPEC/Yellow Card Program, Randolph, Outstanding Program Award;
  • Community Center of Randolph, Outstanding Operations;
  • Park Master Plan, Randolph, Outstanding Planning Award;
  • Pirates Cove and Mount Playmore, Mount Olive, Outstanding Facility;
  • Landing Park Recreation Complex, Roxbury, Outstanding Facility.

Morris County Park Alliance Recognizes Community Parks and Recreation EffortsCertificates of Recognition will be awarded to Morris Township Pools for Facility, Mount Olive’s Do or Dye Run for Program and Mayor Rob Greenbaum of Mount Olive for Public Official.

The Morris Park Alliance supports the Morris County Park Commission in its efforts to provide open space, recreation, education, and conservation to Morris County residents and visitors.

The board of directors is made up of community volunteers seeking donations, grants, and sponsorships for program and facility enhancement. For further information, visit the Morris Park Alliance website at

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